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    DescriptionIn this groundbreaking and very accessible book, Daniel C. Dennett, the acclaimed author of Consciousness Explained, demonstrates the power of the theory of natural selection and shows how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of our place in the universe. Following Darwinian thinking to its logical conclusions is a risky business, with pitfalls for everybody. Creationists and others who reject evolution are not the only ones to fall into the traps. Many who accept the validity of Darwin's conclusions hesitate before their implications and distort his theory, fearful that it is politically incorrect or antireligious, or that it robs life of all spirituality. Dennett explains the scientific theory of natural selection in vivid terms, and shows how it extends far beyond biology.


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    Title
    Darwin's Dangerous Idea
    Subtitle
    Evolution and the Meanings of Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Clement Dennett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 586
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684824710
    ISBN 10: 068482471X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: P
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Libri: ENGM4510, ABST2020, ENTW3500, EVOL5000
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16720
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    Libri: DARW5000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC21: 146.7
    DC22: 146/.7, 146.7
    LC classification: QH375 .D45 1996, QH375.D45
    Thema V1.0: QDH, PSAJ
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    12 June 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Daniel Dennett is the author of "Brainstorms, Elbow Room, " and "Consciousness Explained." He is currently the Distinguished Arts and Sciences Professor and Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He lives in North Andover, Massachusetts, with his wife and has two children.
    Review quote
    Carl Sagan "The Washington Post Book World" A breath of fresh air.